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Hard Drive with XP boots up to a blinking cursor

Post by dapits on 12th December 2010, 11:47 pm

Computer won't boot up off of primary sata drive. Ran.disc cleanup no help, Ran windows xp repair still nothing. Can access drive when bad drive is not the master. Computer was running somewhat slow yesterday but problem occurred when system rebooted this morning. When attempting to boot off of sata drive you only get a blinking cursor. Any help or direction would be apprecitated.

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Re: Hard Drive with XP boots up to a blinking cursor

Post by Nazzgull on 13th December 2010, 5:39 pm

Hi,
Please follow next instructions:


  • When you turn on your computer, press DELETE on keyboard to enter BIOS settings.
  • Find Boot Devices and put DVD/CD Rom as First Boot Device, press F10 to Save your changes.
  • Put your Windows XP CD in your DVD/CD Rom and start your computer.
  • When you get message - Press any key to boot from CD.. press anything you want on your keyboard.
  • Let your Setup to begin, do not press anything.
  • When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
  • Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
  • At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and after each command press Enter:
ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\BOOT.INI
DEL C:\BOOT.INI
BOOTCFG /REBUILD FIXBOOT

chkdsk /r


  • When your computer finish, type exit and press Enter. Your computer should restart now.

Let me know results.



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Re: Hard Drive with XP boots up to a blinking cursor

Post by dapits on 14th December 2010, 7:35 pm

That didn't work. Was wondering if perhaps this was a virus?? About 2 weeks ago we got the Thinkpoint virus on the computer. We ran Malwarebytes and thought our problem was solved. Then a week later we were getting a strange video that would run whenever the computer sat idle for a few minutes. We deleted a file called hotfix.exe and thought it was fixed. Now we are having this problem. When we go to the GeekPolice website from the infected computer we are not able to run OTL. We are getting consistent errors stating there are problems with the internet sites or that the web page can not be displayed. Do you think this is still the Thinkpoint virus??

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Re: Hard Drive with XP boots up to a blinking cursor

Post by Nazzgull on 14th December 2010, 7:51 pm

It is malware. But, can you enter Windows now ?

Please read this topic and open new one at Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal forum.

If you are unable to download OTL, use some other computer for that and transfer OTL via USB flash drive to your computer.



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